Synonyms for leisure

Grammar : Noun
Spell : lee-zher, lezh-er
Phonetic Transcription : ˈli ʒər, ˈlɛʒ ər

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Définition of leisure

Origin :
  • early 14c., leisir, "opportunity to do something" (as in phrase at (one's) leisure), also "time at one's disposal," from Old French leisir (Modern French loisir) "capacity; permission; leisure, spare time; free will; idleness, inactivity," noun use of infinitive leisir "be permitted," from Latin licere "be permitted" (see licence). The -u- appeared 16c., probably on analogy of words like pleasure. Phrase leisured class attested by 1836.
  • noun free time and its activities
Example sentences :
  • It is a happy man who has divined the leisure of eternity, so he feels it, like what you say, 'in his bones.'
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • While Mr. Compton was reading the letter, I had leisure to look at him, and at his room.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • When her embroidery gave her mind a moment's leisure, she was astonished not to see Felicien.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • The wished time had come of rest from labour, of leisure for thought.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • Theseus asked of the master of the vessel, who was now at leisure to answer him.
  • Extract from : « Tanglewood Tales » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • But then he might be only marking time to let that guzzling Cheeseman dine at his leisure.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • Mrs Verloc was no longer a person of leisure and responsibility.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • This book Peter thrust away within his jerkin to study at his leisure.
  • Extract from : « Fair Margaret » by H. Rider Haggard
  • And it is a very true proverb, 'Marry in haste and repent at leisure.'
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • In such a scene none had leisure to note the fleeting moments.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper

Antonyms for leisure

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